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majorities sensible and strengthening the current gun laws. what they support, 82% of gun owners, 72% of members actually support universal background checks. we are trying to keep guns and weapons out of the hands of dangerous people, criminals, and the seriously mentally ill. when you talk to people in west virginia, gun owners themselves want to be able to have guns in their homes. they also want to ensure that those guns do not fall into the hands of people who should not have them. the other constituency that is important is law enforcement. they are unanimous in their support for assault weapon ban for capacity magazines and closing loopholes. host: gun control could split obama, reid. they say backing restrictions could hurt the senate leader and other democrats. this story points out that for some democrats up for reelection, supporting the president will be treacherous terrain. they go on to talk about facing reelection battles in states where gun control is politically unpopular making potential votes on the proposals problematic. what might the strategy be at your organiza
, the house pass a budget, senate pass a budget, as required by law and on time. so as i've talked to them, i feel pretty good about the constitutionality of the 27th amendment and how it applies to this. i would, if i could, make a couple other comments. i do think it's interesting in the spirit of bipartisanship, as you've pointed out, this was a piece of legislation for the most part pretty much mirrors what was introduced in the 112th with -- by a democrat with several other democratic co-sponsors as well as republicans here. i sort of feel like this is an effort at a bipartisan -- bipartisanship. i know sandy had to leave. we were talking about the ratings agencies and what debate. reading the executive management report from the ratings agency that also pointed to the congress that one of the reasons -- huge reason for the downgrade, they didn't feel that the congress had the political will to address the spending crisis that we are in either. so that was also a big part of the downgrade of our credit rating. now i think, you know, we are trying to exercise the political will to address
court says president obama broke the law when he went around the senate and put liberals on a key government panel. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ good evening i'm bret baier. major setback today for president obama's effort to stack a key government board with like-minded people but without senate approval. chief white house correspondent ed hyperion a federal appeals court say nothing to the president. over picks for the national labor relations board. a ruling that could have big implications. >> reporter: as he rolled out dennis mcdonough, president obama hoping for a smooth start to the second term. instead, brushed back by a federal appeals court, rulings wherely he violated the constitution last year. >> it was just a huge massive overstep of executive power. unconstitutional power grab. >> it semis from dramatic election year showdown where the president bypassed the senate and put three picks on the national labor relations board, using the recess appointments on january 4, 2012. power the white house continues to defend vociferously today. >> the decision is novel and
addiction equity act, signed in law, 2008. major accomplishment -- concern because the interim final will published in 2010 left some implementation details unresolved. when the administration publishes a final rule, how will you address issues such as the scope of services that must be covered so that insurers have the detailed guidance they need to implement the law? >> thank you for the question, senator hyde -- harkin. part of what was requested from the public was input on several topics. that was one. in the meantime, we've issued four or five sub-regulatory guidances', frequently asked questions, and we've been meeting with stakeholders in with the industry trying to understand how the implementation is happening. we are ready to produce final legislation -- final regulation, and we are in the process now. >> dr. insel, i have some concerns, and i know others have also, and i've read a lot about these concerns, and i hear them from constituents and people who talk to me, about the use of pharmaceuticals, particularly the use of anti psychotic medications in children -- anti- p
for this short-term extension is to just get congress to actually follow the law that congress wrote in 1974 which is to pass a budget by april 15. we're not saying what kind of budget they have to pass. just pass a budget. reason is the senate is going on four years now for not having passed a budget. we think this gives us the time we need in this nation to have a good thorough, vigorous and honest debate of what it takes to get our fiscal house in order and about how to budget. families budget. businesses budget. our federal government should budget. we actually have a law that says we should budget. all we're saying is follow that law and that's why the short- term extension before you today. i'll let the rest of it speak for itself. >> thank you very much. mr. levin. >> first, welcome, mr. chairman. >> thank you. i think this is the first -- >> i think this is the first time i have been before you. the first time any of us has been in the chair. >> thank you. i hope i'll do good enough and make you want to come back. >> i'll come back whether i want to or not. \[laughter] >> we still we
government in his negotiations at the u.n. to codify the laws against coca. what was happening, was in constant medication with the company primary for the vice president, vice pays, who really got to feel the relationship between them over time. they just had a really interesting parlay between each other. so that's the beginning of an overview of the book. i want to pass the mic back and forth and i think we're going to have questions for each other. but that's the beginning. >> at evening. i'm at the super policies were around the trip policy there. i was once asked to check to a group of high school students in the literature resume and background and came up with the topic and you had to speak to the topic. this being a high school dance, they wanted here but sex, drugs and international relations. at that home-equity type these things together. it didn't dawn on me until the last minute and i realized the way to tell that story was through the story of columbus, who i considered the granddaddy of international drug traffickers. how you see the world depends where you say,
a criminal offense under international law. so while coca-cola was guaranteed the right to use coca as a flavoring in their own product, indigenous peoples across the andes were told that the traditional practice of coca leaf chewing and drinking coca tea would no longer be tolerated by the international community. and the u.s. was the architect of these treaties, um, certainly had support from other countries. today they have key allies in their effort to maintain the treaties such as russia, japan, sweden. but it really is a u.s. instrument. so coca, along with cannabis and opium, became the main targets of the 1961 convention. this historical error, as i like to call it, was basically justified by the 1950 report of the commission of inquiry on the coca leaf which, as sanho pointed out, is a totally racist document. it's totally, totally racist, has absolutely no scientific evidence. you'll be outraged as you read it, yet it is still the basis for the international drug control convention's treatment of coca. subsequent to that in the 1990s, the u.n. world health organization, th
of the governor and the mayor. big corporate donors, big business owners. they are so many laws -- there are so many laws. they treat you like slaves. host: how is the issue of immigration factoring into what is happening in texas? if we expect the president to make remarks on immigration in las vegas this week. caller: it falls back on the standard of living. it does not matter if you are an immigrant or not. if you are a person that is living in the country that does not provide the wealth to keep your family strong, and at the same time enough money that the government -- every week. host: thank you for your call. the highest salary is $179,000. the lowest is in maine for $70,000. the average governor salary is $130,000. billy is up next in florida on the independent line. caller: hello. i was watching the local news the other day in florida. they had gov. scott in tallahassee saying they had not see an -- they had not seen any money for the medicare program. >> what did you make of that? caller: i think they are in trouble. i am 75 years old and i have lost my medicare coverage. host: are y
-sex equality. >> our jurny is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are accepted under the law. >> but it's not yet clear what specifically the president will do for gays and lesbians. joining us now is ray carey, executive director of the national gay and lesbian task force. welco welcome, ray. >> thank you, carol. >> thank you for coming back. when you were listening to the president's speech what went through your mind? >> certainly i was struck with the historic nature of him talking about gay, you know, gay people and marriage and our love for each other and the equality of that. i was also struck, though, with what an american inauguration it was. we had sonia sotomayor, we had a gay cuban poet, we were even included in the benediction so i think what that really showed was it wasn't just obama saying the word gay once it was a representation of the direction our country is headed in, both in who speaks, and who is made visible. >> the other interesting thing that happened just today is this baltimore ravens player wants to use the super bowl to promote gay equality. i me
right to work laws in indiana and michigan. in a statement, the afl-cio said -- republican lawmakers in virginia are sparking outrage for pushing through a controversial gerrymandering bill while one of its members was away. on monday, a federal holiday in the day of president obama's inauguration, the virginia state approved a measure to redraw the state's electoral map in a way that could turn the current 20- 20 split with democrats into a decisive republican majority. the bill was approved by one vote because democratic state senator henry marsh was out of state attending the inauguration in washington. a recent internal report by the republican state leadership committee hosted the party maintained its house majority by gerrymandering congressional districts in traditionally democratic states. and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting live from the sundance film festival in park city, utah. this week marks the 40th anniversary of roe v wade, the landmark supreme court ruling that
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, republicans voted on the budget control act. they hope this passÉ. it was a law. as senator murray announced today, this year the senate will return to regular order in the budget resolution to the senate floor. the house republicans had to add a gimmick or to today ago that i understand, we all understand the tea party plays a big part in what goes on in the house and they need a gimmick or two to get things done over there. but spare the metaclass another knockdown drag out fight, we are going to proceed to work on this legislation intended out of here as quickly as we can. i went to give credit where credit is due and i think speaker boehner for his leadership in defusing a site over the debt ceiling debate. as i said before, not everything has to be a big fight. this proposal they have in the house is that worth fighting about. so again, i think the speaker for his work in this regard. the metaclass has been telling us they don't want another crisis in this showcase send the security they deserve. senator durbin. >> thank you, mr. leader. america is suffering from confrontation fatigue.
. >> there seem to be a pretty broad discussion, he wanted to make sure that those who under the law are able to be constitutionally denied access to a weapon, like somebody who is adjudicated, not cable bill because of the mental capacity and or a convicted felon, and or somebody who has been guilty of domestic violence under the law, they are not allowed to own a weapon. they are able to be denied ownership of a weapon. one of the problems pointed out was there was an adjudication of the gunmen who committed the crime at the virginia tech. he was able to go out and purchase two weapons about one month apart. we talked about the nation of the universal background checks. we talked about making sure that state equipped the system that washington has on prohibitive persons on file. so if you go to a gun dealer or dick's sporting goods to buy a weapon, use what your card or this what it and find out if you are part of the prohibited class of people. we talked a lot about that. we also talked a great deal because we have three people, one psychiatrist and two others who have been a great deal of
are quite prominent for the freedom of the press. the student press law center all of which had his imprint on them. i want to say one last thing and then we are going to start talking about a story as many of you know. atlanta lost a great editor this week when gene patterson passed away down in st. pete, the editor of the atlanta constitution when jack was here and jean wants told the story about jack being a reporter, celebrated reporter when machine got a call from the publisher of "the los angeles times" and he said i'm thinking of the "los angeles times" wants to set up shop in alana. you have a big story brewing in the south. the civil rights story and the emerging south. and i need a reporter to set up the bureau in the "los angeles times." do you have any good reporters, and jean says you know mr. chairman we have a great reporters he purposely left off the name of jack nelson. he wasn't about to give him up. and a weak leader otas hired jack nelson that's how jack got to the "los angeles times" with great work here in alana. he brought investigative reporting to the civil rights s
the first mother-in-law walk through the marion robertson, ma leaand sasha obama. ma leais 14 and sasha is 11. they are dressed head to toe in jay crew. >> thank you for the fashion. >> i will be keeping up with the fashion all day. >> what do you look to in the past when you look at a second inaugural? >> i think it's another affirmation of the american system, have people out on the mall, see the president and the transfer of power and that's the glory of american system and that's what george washington brought, the first person to give up power, no one thought he was going to do it. even though it's a ceremony but it's a ceremony that is -- it bring's lot to our country and to our nation. >> is it one of those ceremonies, do you agree with beverly and richard that the second time in many respects, speaks more to what people's expectations are of their president than the first time. >> there's been an affirmation of what braun did by a majority of american people. and it turns out, a bigger majority than people thought. many people thought he wasn't going to win at all so this is, i
-- was funded by american groups. and the law forbidding the adoption of russian children, a huge part of it was the homosexual lobby. russia was a communist nation, atheist, and these people take god serious now in these countries. host: richard, thanks for the call and thanks for adding your voice and perspective to the conversation. kevin cathcart. guest: i hardly know where to start, but first of all, there are gay people in every country in the world, and the movement for lgbt civil rights around the world are home run in these countries. they are not steered by america and american money into it is true that there are many countries where the clashes between pro- and anti-gay politics are stronger than it is in the united states today. there are also countries in the world that are ahead of the united states, places where there is merit recognition and national civil rights laws, things we are still working towards and trimming of in this country. i don't think you can say that the united states is better than everywhere else. you certainly cannot say that the united states is wo
to be sitting right there waiting for when they open up. >> reporter: thousands of law enforcement officers and federal troops from around country will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe. today's swearing in on the steps of the u.s. capitol is ceremonial, held for the public. the constitution requires that the official swearing in take place on january 20th. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: he followed that up with a candlelight ceremony sunday night where he said today's parties are not about him. >> what we're celebrating is not the election or swearing in of a president. we're doing celebrate aring each other. >> reporter: and he talked about the most significant of the weekend, he talks about his wife's haircut. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> reporter: and it won't end until late monday night when they attend three different ball. and more than a couple hours away before the ceremonies begin. president obama is only the 17 17th president to have a second inaugural. alternate the u.s. c
not think a fine is appropriate. but for some who clearly broke the law, i think it is. i think that we will see some kind of agreement that is maybe not the perfect agreement for either party but works for the country. >> timeline, are we looking late spring? late summer? >> i think so. you know, as you all know, it's been slow going in the congress right now. i think things will pick up in the later spring and get heavy in the summer. >> senator marco rubio getting ready to join the bipartisan group working immigration reform. do you think a high profile latino like rubio can push it past the finish line? >> i think he can help, particularly with many republicans who have been unwilling to move on this issue. so, to the extent that his voice can lend support and move the ball forward, i think that is only be a good thing. >> before i let you get out of here, we should note you are the president of the freshman class of house democrats. first of all, do you run for that? or is that one of those jobs that no one kind of wants and they say, seems like a nice guy, give it to him. >> it's
for life, calling for new laws to outlaw abortion. one of the most powerful anti-abortion voices is the catholic church which firmly believes life begins at conception. one catholic hospital in colorado finds itself on the opposite side of this debate. it's an amazing story. "outfront" with this investigation. >> there wasn't one person that went into that er, there were three. >> reporter: jeremy's wife laurie, seven months pregnant with his twin boys. it was new year's day 2006. laurie was vomiting and couldn't breathe. he rushed her to st. thomas hospital in canyon city, colorado. >> laurie looked and up her head went down on her chest. >> reporter: in the lobby of the emergency room she went into full cardiac arrest from a pulmonary embolism. laurie stodgehill, 31 years old, died. and who did her 28 week along unborn twins. >> i didn't even get to hold them. i have an autopsy picture. that's all i've got. >> reporter: stodgehill sued the hospital and its owner, catholic health initiatives, which operates nearly 80 hospitals in 14 states. he filed the wrongful death suit on be
that the -- should not interfere. prop eight backers have the legal standing to defend the law because state officials decline to do so. attorneys for the same-sex couples fighting the ban have not yet filed their legal arguments. oral arguments are scheduled for late march. >>> activists across the bay area celebrateded the 30 years since roe versus wade. a group called the raging grannies celebrated the milestone. the women say they will continue to keep abortion legal in the united states. >>> and in san francisco, the group stop patriorchy held their own rally. members say they are concerned on what they call an increase on anti abortion restrictions at the state level. groups that oppose abortion are said to have their own rallies in the city on saturday. >>> human rights advocates are pushing state lawmakers to do more to fight human trafficking. representatives from several groups rallied at the state capital. they say despite perception the majority of human trafficking occurring in local communities not overseas. >> it's an american issue, it's a california issue, it's an issue in s
trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disa pointing, but not surprising. the american people know gun ban dos not work. a sponsor of the proposed assault weapons ban, connecticut senator richard blumenthal next hour. what are the final battle lines? one has been eliminated. women are no longer banned from combat units. leon panetta issued the order in the last 30 minutes. >> therefore today general dempsey and i are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. we are moving forward with a plan to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to serve. >> eliminating the ban will take time and the assessment phase. each branch will examine all the jobs and units not accepting women and then produce a timeline for integration. every three months, service leaders will have to check on their progress and if it's found they are not suited for a unit, an exemption may be sought. one part of the air force, they have been side by side, fighting on the ground for more than a decade. >> this is tech sergeant andre
family for something like six months, but we know that she had had previous run-ins with the law. one assault charge against her. two restraining orders against her. but her attorney says, none of that has anything to do with the way she cared for this baby. listen. >> she is very experienced. never, a child or been alleged to have hurt a child. she would never hurt a child. >> but prosecutors say that this particular baby, one-year-old, had serious head injuries, internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, and several broken bones, shep. >> some of our viewers will remember the case of louise woodward in 1997, a british case. >> a lot of parallels here, not the least of which it took place in the boston area. lewis woodward was a teenage nanny. she was carrying for eight-month-old matthew ethan. very similar injuries. subdural hematoma was the technical word for the internal bleeding in the brain. lewis wood wavered was found guilty of second degree murder. she appeales that. the conviction was lessened to involuntary man slaughter, and she ultimately was released on time served, which was 279
and attorney general eric holder involved. the push back against the proposed virginia law was swift and it was loud, and it made a difference. one republican senator already said that she will not support the bill. today another republican joined her, calling it a bad idea. and in a senate with a 20-20 split, these two votes make a big difference. virginia governor bob mcdonnell, he saw the writing on the wall. he rejected the bill through a spokesperson. the governor does not support this legislation. he believes virginia's existing system works just fine as it is. he does not believe there is any need for a change. so the reaction scared off republican lawmakers down in the state of florida, who were trying to pass a similar law. the gop, speaker of that house in florida said today i don't think we need to change the rules of the game. i think we need to get better. amen to that if you're a republican. but this is all good news if you're a lefty. but it's no time for democrats to ease up at all. republicans are not going to surrender easily. molly ball from "the atlantic" reported
law and his slum landlord business in inner-city chicago. >> my, how things have changed. they addressed benghazi. >> i sent him there originally. it was a great personal loss to lose him and three other brave americans. but i also have looked back and tried to figure out what we could do so nobody would be in this position again. we also live in a dangerous world. and the people i'm proud to serve and work with in our diplomatic and development personnel ranks, they know it's a dangerous and risky world. we just have to do everything we can to make it as secure as possible for them. >> i think one of the things that humbles you as president, i'm sure hillary feels the same way as secretary of state, you realize all you can do every single day is to figure out a direction. make sure that you are working as hard as you can to put people in place where they can succeed. ask the right questions, shape the right strategy. but it's going to be a team that both succeeds and fails. it's a process of constant improvement because this world is big and it is chaotic. >> tonight the
to a preliminary agreement on sweeping changes to america's immigration laws. the deal will address better border security and a more effective system to ensure that companies don't hire undocumented immigrants. it create a path for citizenship for those in the state. senators from both sides of the aisle say it's time for a comprehensive reform policies that actually work. >> americans support it. in poll o after poll. latino voters expect it, and republicans need it. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> republicans also said the 2012 elections showed them just how much they're losing the latino vote and that these changes could help attract more people to the gop. >>> later this morning, president obama and vice president biden will meet with police chiefs from around the country to discuss gun control regulations. the two will talk about poe potential restrictions with chiefs from aurora, colorado, oak creek, wisconsin and newtown, connecticut. attorney general eric holder and homeland security secretary janet napolitan
officers have been sworn in to help d.c.'s regular contingent of law enforcement. fox 5's karen gray houston has that part of the story. >> i will perform the duties of a special deputy -- >> reporter: a u.s. marshal deputized 150 law enforcement officers from around the country at a special swearing in ceremony to help out metro transit police. >> we could not do it without you. we know the history of the last inauguration and what a visiting officer from houston did to save the life of a 59- year-old lady. >> reporter: the officers received last minute training on the campus of the university of maryland university college. they also got special presidential inaugural badges. you can't be too secure on inauguration day. not only is metro swearing in officers from out of town, so is mpd. across town at american university's bender arena more than 2,000 visiting police officers were sworn in to assist mpd during the presidential inaugural. their training comes as the city lowered crowd estimates to around 600,000 people. that compares to nearly 2 million in 2009. whatever, d.c.'s p
the country to oppose the white house effort to reform the nation's gun laws. at demonstrations in pennsylvania and ohio, gun owners pilloried calls for stricter gun control. >> no law put on law abiding citizens has ever deterred crime. they're going to take my gun so i can get shot. >> my thoughts is, tell the leftwing liberal idiots in washington to leave our guns alone. we're not hurting anything. it is the criminals. deal with the criminals, not the law abiding citizens. >> the pro-gun rallies also coincided with a series of nationwide gun shows where at least five people were wounded when their firearms accidentally went off. in north carolina, three people were injured when a shotgun accidentally fired as its owner removed it from its case. another gun owner accidentally shot himself in indianapolis, while an ohio a gun show attendee was injured by stray bullet. president obama is set to publicly take the oath of office today at his second term inauguration in washington. obama gathered with his family sunday in the blue room of the white house to privately recite the 35-
, connecticut. >> our weak gun laws allow massive killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. bill: she says no guns are being taken away. people that have assault rifle will have to secure them. but the bill is facing tough opposition. tucker carlson, editor, daily caller. fox news contributor. good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: in a word do you expect it to go anywhere? >> i do not. for the reason it doesn't address the core problem. it is silly. most people are horrified by series of school shootings all of which were carried out by the mentally ill. the question is how do you keep firearms away from people with mental problems? this bill does not address that at all. instead it addresses law-abiding citizens who have guns for self-protection or hunting, who pose no threat to anyone. it is an attack on people who are not the problem. for that reason it will not make it through the senate much less the whole congress. bill: we'll see what harry reid does. he says he is cautious putting his own members of the senate on record here. >> right. bill: you
has failed to respond to a terrorist attack appropriately, treated as a law enforcement and diplomatic issue rather than it is the security issue that it is. at its core, this is yet another reflection of president obama's schizophrenic counterterrorism policy. the same administration that unapologetically reins down drone attacks on al qaeda affiliates in pakistan, yemen, will not use other counterterrorism resources to identify, locate and detain the terrorists involved in the death of our ambassador and others in libya. this inconsistent policy may stem from the president's hasty campaign promise to shut down guantanamo bay, gitmo, prematurely transfer detention facilities in iraq and afghanistan. in doing so the president effectively ended america's ability to detain and interrogate terrorists, depriving the f.b.i., the c.i.a. and other agencies of critical opportunities to obtain information on al qaeda networks. today, as the case of benghazi suspect harzi, has demonstrated, the united states is completely reliant on the cooperation of host countries to detain on our behalf and s
requirements. for example, to become a law, a bill must pass both houses of congress identical, then it's subject to the president's veto power, and then, of course, there's always the courts and the supreme court to rule on the constitutionality of legislation. the senate itself is a check on pure majority rule. as james madison said again, the use -- and this is to quote madison -- "the use of the senate is to consist in its proceeding with more coolness, with more system, with more wisdom than the popular branch," meaning the house of representatives. to achieve this person, sphrins the smallest states -- from the smallest states which the same number of representatives from the largest states, which i dmentd on earlier. further, senators are elected every six years, not every two years. these are ample to protect minority rights and to restrain pure majority rule. what is not necessary, what was never intended is an extra constitutional empowerment of the minority through a de facto requirement that a supermajority of senators be needed to even consider a bill or nominee, let alone
to try to pressure gun owners to support the administrations. pushing for new gun control laws. you are in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with the reshuffling at the white house. a few hours ago, president obama announced he is moving the deputy security adviser do into the position of white house chief of staff. today's big news as the president's clear response to complaints that women were not getting enough top level jobs. the white house correspondent has the latest information. jessica? update us on what's going on. it's a sensitive subject. >> it is. in choosing dennis mcdonough he chose comfort, friendship and trust over political pressure and the chance to make history that would have come for naming the first female chief of staff to the post. dennis donough is a long time trusted aid. here's what the president said when he announced the choice. >> i have been counting on dennis for nearly a decade. since i first came to washington. when he helped set up my senate office along with pete erous. he showed me where the restrooms were and how you passed a bill. i should
will not stand in the way of the bill becoming law. broadly speaking, i will point to what i said, which is the president's position is we have to remove these damaging fights over fulfilling our obligations to pare bills from the process -- we have to remove them entirely, because they are not helpful to our economic growth or the middle class and they create terrible uncertainty for businesses. we can continue to engage and we will with members of congress over the need to produce our deficit in a balanced way. the president has put forward plans that demonstrate the fact that he's willing to compromise, and is willing to meet republicans halfway on these issues and he will continue to do that. but the debt ceiling needs to not be part of that, because it is terrible for the economy and seems to be bad politics. host: white house press secretary jay carney. let's hear purcellville in broken arrow, oklahoma, republican. what is your advice to republicans for the second obama administration? caller: i love c-span and i am so glad that you have this live call-in talk show from individuals
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